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Beth Lipsett

Beth is a Registered Social Worker with over twenty-five years experience working in geriatrics and palliative care. Beth has worked in management positions within the health care sector where she was responsible for staff of a variety of disciplines. She has been accountable for program development at the local and provincial level and she has provided both formal and informal mentorship for both staff and colleagues.She has been recognized for her ability to build effective programs with diverse groups.


Beth believes in the inherent strength and capacity of all individuals and their ability to learn and grow through their lived experiences.


Beth grew up in Fredericton, New Brunswick and Montreal, Quebec. She moved to Edmonton, Alberta after completing a three year diploma in counselling. Early in her career Beth worked with at risk teens and their families. After eight years Beth returned to school to obtain her degree in Social Work. It was at this time that Beth began her work in geriatrics and palliative care. These populations became Beth’s passion for the next twenty-five years.

Beth has worked in a variety of organizations including as a supervisor in Home Care with the local health authority, as manager for Outpatient Services and the Provincial Methadone Program with the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission, as manager for Grief Care with the Regional Palliative Care program and as manager for Allied Health professions at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton.

Beth has extensive experience in teaching practical skills in experiential workshops. Most recently her work has been focused on the grief experienced by professional care providers and volunteers within the health care sector. Beth is adept at adapting the content of the workshops to meet the specific needs of her audience.


workshopsExamples of workshops Beth has facilitated:

Grief In-service for Residents and Fellows
Grief training for Volunteers - 3 modules =21 hours
Grief Training for professional caregivers – 3 modules = 21 hours
Disenfranchised Grief
Understanding Grief: The impact of loss and death
Communicating with Families


Professional Qualifications

Special Care Counselling Diploma – Vanier College
Bachelor of Social Work – University of Calgary
British Columbia College of Social Workers (BCCSW)


Association Memberships

British Columbia Association of Social Workers (BCASW)
Canadian Association of Social Work (CASW)
Association of Death Education and Counselling (ADEC)



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